Fat Tuesday! by Katie
February 16, 2010, 6:12 pm
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The UK celebrates Mardi Gras by indulging and overdosing on delicious pancakes, which I fully support and take part in and was very pleased to find a pancake stand right in St. Mary’s Quad this morning….however, nothing comes close to the notorious partying going on in New Orleans,  Louisiana this past weekend,  and of course all day and all night Bourbon street will be swarmed with people from all over the United States, partying and drinking and embracing the Cajun traditions of New Orleans.  I’ll be on my way soon to pick up what I need to make a savory Cajun meal to celebrate Fat Tuesday.  New Orleans is known for prawns and seafood combined with spicy Cajun seasoning and heavy savory dishes such as Cajun Shrimp Creole, or Jambalaya.  Butlers and Co. has an easy to prepare jambalaya mix that will get you in the spirit.  And if it’s too late for you to attempt a gluttonous dinner, then make it a big Tuesday night and party like it’s your last night out!

Happy Mardi Gras!


Market Street Makeover by Katie
December 17, 2009, 12:30 pm
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Since the butcher and Woolworths on Market Street both went under last year there hasn’t been anything to replace those spaces in the most central location in the town of St. Andrews, however now there seem to be plans… but not much progress toward new businesses. There is a very nondescript ad outside of what was Woolworths for job applications but literally gives no indication about the type of work or type of establishment that massive space will turn into. As for the soon to be Bothy Restaurant taking over the former Murray Mitchell Butcher, I’ll get excited when I actually see progress, but after looking at their plans online it sounds like a great idea for a delicatessen, restaurant, and events venue. I will definitely be the first to book a table and try out the deli should this idea materialize in the near future.

‘Tis the season… by Indie
December 11, 2009, 1:37 am
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To be jolly…Oh yes, the lights are up, the tree is trimmed and decorated, Christmas is upon us. This time of year, aside from the presents and mistletoe, is the one time we can all indulge in some fine food and a good deal of alcohol…ok, that is a bit of a lie, we are in St Andrews – we do it all the time. Aside from this im sure you have all be invited to a Christmas dinner party or two…Being such a bunch of foodies (and alcoholics!) I thought it would be nice to see what’s on offer at the dinner tables.

 Aside from the traditional minced pies and mulled wine, I indulged in an almost unnatural amount of Goat’s Cheese and tomato chutney last night, alongside some beautiful pecan pies and gooey chocolate cookies. All washed down with some khalua, vodka and milk, to make a nice homemade twist on a White Russian…If you yourself are having a dinner party or a few festive drinks, here are a few suggestions of what to put on your table: how about a cheese selection from Milliners, or a traditional turkey from Butler & Co, and although I don’t usually like to use the ‘T’ word, you can make to most of Tesco’s alcohol offers, and pick up some nibbles on the way!

 Leave us with a few suggestions…or maybe leave us with a recipe or two…

Healthy Fast Food Anyone? by Katie
December 7, 2009, 10:55 pm
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Flip! just opened a couple of weeks ago on South Street, and although it’s not on my way to anything I’ve justified sampling most of their menu telling myself that it’s “healthy”…  If you often grab a panini or wrap from places like Butler or Gorgeous I’d say give Flip! a try.  They have basically tried to fill the gaps of what every other panini place in town has to offer, like offering a choice of ciabatta panini, tortilla wrap, or naan bread (which goes great with The Zeus, my favorite with steak strips, tsaziki sauce, feta, olives, lettuce and tomato, so good!)  The ciabatta paninis are massive and will keep you going all day for sure, and the tortilla wraps and naan make a great snack.  Comparable prices to everywhere else in town, but Flip! emphasizes heavily their minimal use of salt, sugar and fat, and feeds into the fair-trade and eco-friendly craze.  They also offer gluten and dairy-free options, but it seems that people will probably just stick to what they know as I have yet to see that many people there or even know where it is.  Give it a try and let us know what you think!  The staff seems to mainly be students and are very nice, I’d like to see a place like this stick around… and definitely try The Chicken Fajita.